Log truck tips on Gocup Road

A log truck tipped over on Gocup Road on Wednesday morning.

A truck driver was taken to Wagga Hospital after the log-laden B-double he was driving tipped over on Gocup Road on Wednesday morning.

Just before 9am the 46-year-old Oberon man lost control of the B-double just south of Gundagai.

The logs from both trailers rolled out and the truck and logs crushed a property fence. The front of the truck was extensively damaged. An eyewitness helped the man get himself out the driver’s door of the cabin.

Tumut Highway Patrol, Gundagai Fire and Rescue, RFS, ambulance and Council traffic control were soon on the scene and the man was treated for facial injuries by paramedics at the scene.

He also complained of chest pains and was taken to Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital, where, at the time of writing he is in a stable condition.

The Highway Patrol officer at the scene said that the man said he felt something go wrong with the steering just before the accident, but heavy vehicle inspectors who conducted an examination of the truck found nothing wrong with it. Investigations into the cause of the accident are continuing.

Gocup Road remained open, but it wasn’t until about 3pm that the scene was fully cleaned up after the truck was towed away.